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Michael Carson was born in Merseyside and after an education at Catholic schools, he became a novice in a religious order. Deciding the religious life was not for him, he went to university, then taught English as a foreign language in the Middle East, Brunei and Africa. He is author of the Benson trilogy (Sucking Sherbet Lemons, Stripping Penguins Bare and Yanking Up the Yo-Yo), Friends and Infidels, Coming Up Roses, Serving Suggestions (short stories) and Demolishing Babel. He now lives in Wales.

Books by Michael Carson

Coming Up Roses

Prize-winning writer Sarah Laing has written a superb collection of stories that are beautifully written, vividly rendered and which stimulate and surprise.

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Short story club – 4 October 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 4 October 2018